Environmental & Social Improvement
Pittards is a world leader in the manufacture of performance leathers, with operations in the UK and Ethiopia. We are committed to creating value for our stakeholders, our employees and the communities in which we operate, while delivering on a promise of ongoing environmental and social improvement.
Left: Pittards glove manufacturing in Ethiopia, which trained employees from opening, creating job opportunities and teaching new skills.
It is estimated that 7.3m tonnes of waste from the global food industry could go to landfill if the leather industry did not upcycle hides and skins into leather. Pittards uses only hides and skins that are a by-product of the food industry and through versatile manufacturing turns them into a leathers that can be used in a wide range of products, from gloves and footwear to apparel and upholstery.
We make leather using raw material from sheep, goats and cattle (bovine) and where possible source those raw materials in-country for both our UK and Ethiopian divisions. This makes for low leather manufacturing miles and helps reduce the overall carbon footprint of the finished leather.